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EDITORIAL: Snow day closures anything but a “crisis”

I can finally agree with Education Minister Karen Casey on something when it comes to education—the closure of our schools when there is inclement wintry weather is not a crisis, as a so-called “expert”...
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COLUMN: Bill’s Blog by Bill Horne, MLA

November 11th – Remembrance Day I wish to express my gratitude to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces on this Remembrance Day and honour the memory of those members of the Canadian...
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Bill’s Blog – by MLA Bill Horne

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and I would like to thank all the hard-working volunteers and organizations that made Christmas enjoyable for everyone in our community. Some of my...
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Local doctor reacts to Laker article

To the Editor: This is in response to the article which was published in the August 2016 issue of the Laker titled “New doctor coming to Beaver Bank” and is intended to clarify the information...
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EDITORIAL: The poison that is Donald Trump

A week into his Presidency and the poison Donald Trump sows has become quite clear very quickly to everyone, but his supporters. Trump issued an Executive Order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering...
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COLUMN: MLAs highlight goals for sitting of house

Friends, With the fall sitting of the House of Assembly set to open on Oct. 13, we thought now would be a good time to both look back at the summer and get ready for...
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OPINION: Presidency bid or fishing for likes?

The race for presidency has become entertainment news. And I, for one, have never been more proud to be Canadian. Although, I am starting to worry about our neighbours to the south. Actually, I’ve been worried...
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OPINION: Voter turnout again disappoints

37.81 per cent. That’s all that took the time in District 1 to head to the polls and cast their right to vote. Why? Why was the turnout just 5,959 voters of an eligible 15,762...
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Making an informed choice

Just like the sand in the hour glass, time is running out for Councillor Barry Dalrymple as the representative on HRM regional council for Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit Valley. Some will be happy to see Dalrymple’s two...
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LETTER: A Toxic Soup of Painkillers – Thoughts on the Opioid Epidemic

To the Editor: The opioid epidemic that is gripping North America is an emerging issue for Nova Scotians and for our health-care system. Misuse of opioids, such as hydromorphone, oxycodone and morphine, has been a...